Harris’s Cultural Materialism

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Harris’s Cultural Materialism

Cultural Materialism

Cultural Materialism

Assumptions:

Assumptions

Assumptions

Assumptions

Environment

Environment

Environment

Environment

Environmental Constraints

Universal Pattern of Societies

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Infrastructural Components:

Infrastructure

Mode of Production

Modes of Production through History

Criteria for Classifying Societies

Mode of Reproduction

MODE OF REPRODUCTION

Infrastructure

Social Structure

Social Structure

Social Structure

Social Structure

Political Economy

Political Economy

Domestic Economy

Domestic Economy

Superstructure

Superstructure

Behavioral Superstructure

Behavioral Superstructure

Mental Superstructure

Mental Superstructure

Mental Superstructure

Mental Superstructure

Universal Structure

Principle of Infrastructural Determinism:

Principle of Infrastructural Determinism:

Principle of Infrastructural Determinism:

Principle of Infrastructural Determinism

System Feedback

Negative System Feedback

Negative System Feedback

Negative System Feedback

Positive System Feedback

Positive System Feedback

System Feedback

Individual Behavior

Individual Behavior

Individual Behavior

Individual Behavior

Biopsychological Needs

Need to Eat

Need to Conserve Energy

Need for Sex

Need for Love

Individual Selection

Individual Selection

Role of Elites

Role of Elites

Role of Elites

Role of Elites

Role of Elites

Role of Elites

Elite Interests

The CM Research Strategy:

The CM Research Strategy:

The CM Research Strategy:

Author: Authorized Gateway Customer

Email: felwell@rsu.edu

Home Page: http://www.faculty.rsu.edu/~felwell/HomePage/index.htm

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